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These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

Exploring Wild & Wonderful Number Patterns

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.


Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

Dividing a Cake

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

On Annie's ninth birthday her Mum made her a cake which had the figures from $0$ to $9$ round the edge in red icing instead of candles.

Starting from the centre, Annie cut the cake into $3$ pieces with $3$ cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total.

Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?